Educational and Community Outreach
Members of the Longmont Astronomical Society provide equipment and support for local schools, city and county recreation departments, Boy and Girl Scout groups, the U.S. Forest Service, and other organizations each year. This outreach comes in several forms:
Useful websites for students and educators
NASA for Kids Games, crafts, activities, ideas for virtual learning and more
The NASA website is a good place to follow the dozen or so space missions, engage in STEM education, learn about the benefits of space science to us all, and more.
Ready to Observe? This is part of NASA's Night Sky Network, and can be useful for teachers and anyone new to stargazing.
Indigenous peoples' traditions: The radio show Science Friday presented Relearning the Star Stories of Indigenous Peoples (Be sure to check out the related item on STEM education among first nations.)
Crash Course Astronomy: Engaging, fast paced introduction to astronomy series on YouTube
Our Astronomy Resources page has lots of other ideas for observing clubs, astronomy education, observing tips, and science projects.
The International Dark-Sky Association has materials for educators.